- Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Instituteur Doriat'
- Common name: Herbaceous peony
- Family: Paeoniaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Key features:
Herbaceous peonies are a popular choice for providing colour and drama to ornamental borders in late spring and early summer. They bear large, often double flowers in whites, pinks, reds and yellows. Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter.
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Instituteur Doriat’ has anemone-type flowers in deepest pink, with a central core of deep pink, strap-like petals, called petaloids, with white tips. Its foliage is dark green. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border or container, and makes an excellent cut flower. For best results, grow Paeonia lactiflora ‘Instituteur Doriat’ in well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.
How to grow Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat'
South facing, west facing
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat' and wildlife
Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat' poisonous?
Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat' can be toxic.
Toxic to Cats
Toxic to Dogs
Toxic to Horses
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People